HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

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For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

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what is the best platform to start with

Post  nsandhuiii on Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:42 pm

Hey guys, my question is: What is the best platform to start with; i.e. with my goal of having a daily driver, LS1 944, where do I begin? Wishes:
1. a daily driven LS1 944
2. air conditioning a must
3. not aggressive in appearance, more like a "wolf in sheep's clothing"
4. an innate desire to build/ engineer things that are "out of the box" but functional

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Re: what is the best platform to start with

Post  944-LT1 on Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:01 pm

3. not aggressive in appearance, more like a "wolf in sheep's clothing"


Shocked Seriously.....Youre calling the Porsche 944 a sheep?!?! Its a PORSCHE.....they are all aggressive looking. Laughing

I think you would be happy with a late model 944 or even a 968 coupe. I have the 87 and love it. As far as the conversion goes though, you will want something in the turbo attire. These have the brakes, transmission and other things that go well with the extra power. I never really understood AC in a sports car but then I do inderstand some people have to have such things. Regardless, if you are starting fresh and have no 944 yet, start looking for something 87 and later.



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Re: what is the best platform to start with

Post  fliermike45 on Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:18 pm

I never really understood AC in a sports car but then I do inderstand some people have to have such things.

Having lived in Phoenix and Florida, guess I'm "some people".

Wire a momentry open switch into the ac clutch circuit, mount it on the shifter, just like the IndyCars "push to pass".


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Re: what is the best platform to start with

Post  944-LT1 on Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:17 pm

I probably could have written that a bit better. Laughing Yeah, people in those areas have to have it (especially in Florida; too humid to leave the house). Us northern types dont really though. So I understand why some people (= southerners) have to have it.

But then theres some people (like fliermike) that has to have it just to say he did it and has it. J/K Laughing

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Re: what is the best platform to start with

Post  xschop on Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:01 pm

Build it how you want it and don't worry about what other people think, unless of course they are paying for the swap. Get your parts from TPC/Admin as you can't beat the quality, service and especially the price. And lastly, don't get "Sloaned" Evil or Very Mad
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Air Conditioning

Post  fliermike45 on Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:34 am

Even my V6 MGB has ac!

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Re: what is the best platform to start with

Post  944-LT1 on Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:59 am

HEY!!! You have an MG! I have a 62 MGA! I knew there were more MG types around here (now theres 3 that I know of).

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Re: what is the best platform to start with

Post  Vorsche944 on Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:25 am

The advise I try to give to everyone who wants to do this is to sit down and define what you want, you have a great start, I did mine in a similar manner, very understated and I still have people who want to play with me.

Break down each area of the build and define what you want to do and then how. Some ideas
Engine set up - LS1 F body brackets and components (alternator, AC, PS pump)
Headers - base (RH, modified) or Long Tube from Admin (YES - the sound is awesome)
PS Pump - stock or turn one (I use turn one)
PS cooler
AC configuration - Condenser, hoses, dryer
Exhaust - headers, pipes, muffler
Brakes - Hydroboost, manual (I use Hydroboost - very strong), calipers
Wheels - stock or 17 or 18, can affect brake caliper size if changing.
Steering rack - power or manual. I always recommend at least getting a new rebuilt one.
5th gear upgrade
Interior upgrades/costs - seat recover, carpeting, dash, steering wheel
Exterior upgrades - splitter, paint, rockers, lighting, head light buckets

By defining the work up front you can try to control "creeping elegance", notice I said try because once you get into this, it will happen, and it is not a bad thing except for time and money.

I have AC on my car, I am one of the "Southern" people that don't like to melt in my car. Daily driver, loads of fun.


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Re: what is the best platform to start with

Post  docwyte on Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:39 am

I have AC in my car too. No way I'd go through a triple digit temp summer day without it.

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Post  fliermike45 on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:31 pm

Sorry, not been active (means not working on car).
I'm in Maine to ferry a Piper PA-22 I bought back to Florida.

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Re: what is the best platform to start with

Post  adam7e on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:33 pm

Did you get it up at Owl's Head by chance?
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Post  fliermike45 on Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:54 am

I charged my AC system today, works very well.

This is how I set up my AC system:

Used a F body compressor and welded up the interior variable pressure valve to make it fixed pressure to match the Porsche system.
Used all stock Porsche AC components, used new flexible compressor lines with Porsche style fittings welded on. I could never find a source of metric fittings with crimp style hose ends.
New receiver/drier.
Installed two relays to control the fans, coils of these relays are triggered by the Porsche compressor clutch wire which also triggers the GM compressor.
NO connections to the GM PCM (Computer)

Disclaimer: It's hot here in Florida, it's also humid, it is a sports car with awesome performance but I want to be cool when I blow off anybody that thinks it's a stock 944.

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AC

Post  Red944ls1 on Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:17 pm

Fliermike -- can you post a picture of your ac setup -- I am trying to get my build done and would like to know where to mount -- did you have to do fabrication.

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